Swedish massage is a classic. Originating in Holland, not Sweden, Swedish massage is popular among athletes and those with active lifestyles. It is one of the most popular massages in the Western world.
Why should I get a Swedish massage?
The Swedish massage is incredibly relaxing. It is intended to relax and calm the muscles by eliminating tension and stiffness. Using a kneading and stretching technique, it has a gentle to medium level of pressure and this level is always determined by the person receiving the massage.
What are some other benefits of Swedish massage?
In addition to pure relaxation, Swedish massage also improves circulation, has the ability to aleve muscular pain, and is also known to have powerful, positive effects on those who battle depression and anxiety.
Swedish massage has been known to help improve the lives of those with conditions ranging from arthritis and fibromyalgia to carpal tunnel syndrome and chronic migraines. And if that weren’t enough, it also has the ability to boost immune function and diminish scar tissues.
How exactly does it work?
Before any massage appointment begins, your therapist should speak to you about what is involved and encourage you to communicate freely with them, to ensure the massage session is customized for their optimal benefit.
The Swedish massage technique itself features a circular pressure applied by hands and palms. It can include elements of kneading, stretching, tapping and bending. Overall, the level of pressure ranges from gentle to medium.
Would you like to experience Swedish massage?
Swedish massage is popular for a reason. Its benefits are numerous and almost anyone can be a candidate for it. If you’re ready to give it a try, please book an appointment with us.